TECNO POUVOIR 4
The Tecno brand has a long reputation for manufacturing decent and cheap phones. With a nice ergonomic design, the Tecno Pouvoir 4 brings all the entry-level specifications together at a budget price, including a quad-camera setup, a large 6000mAh battery, and a large 7.0 display. Tecno Pouvoir 4 foes for Ksh 14,500 in Kenya. Let’s take a look at the review.
Tecno Pouvoir 4 price in Kenya and key features
|Price in Kenya
|Display||7.0 inch, IPS LCD|
|Camera||13 MP + 8MP+ 2MP+ 2MP|
|Storage||32 GB / 3 GB RAM|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22|
|O.S||Android 10, HIOS 6.1|
Design and display
Tecno Pouvoir 4 comes with a 7.0 inch IPS LCD with a teardrop notch to house the forward-facing camera, with narrow bezels but quite a conspicuous bottom chin. It is, as one would expect, a plastic build, both the frame and the back. The polycarbonate material has a shimmering gradient to it, something we have seen with many other manufacturers, giving it a premium look and feel.
On the back, we have a quad-camera module and the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The display is well saturated, offering a pleasurable experience when consuming content. It comes with a 3.5mm jack but a micro-USB connector.
The Tecno Pouvoir 4 carries the Helio A22 chip, alongside an octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex A53 CPU and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The SoC is entry-level so we don’t expect it to be great in graphics, but it handles every other task with ease. The storage on board is 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, in addition to a dedicated microSDXC slot that houses the expandable memory slot. The memory should suffice for the average user easily and other basic tasks.
Tecno Pouvoir 4 smartphone has a quad-camera setup, starting with a 13mp wide camera, then a 2mp macro lens, a 2mp depth lens, and an AI sensor. The photos are decent, especially in optimal light, but it can struggle in low light. The bokeh is believable though the portrait mode doesn’t have great edge detection. It can record 1080p video in 30fps. Upfront, we have an 8mp wide lens too, which delivers a range of decent selfies. It can shoot 1080p video in 30fps.
Pouvoir 4 Battery
Pouvoir 4 comes with a huge non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery which easily lasts for two whole days so it should be great for media consumption, browsing and calls. Since it comes with a micro USB connector, it, unfortunately, has no fast charging so one has to contend with standard 10W charging, which takes a long while to fill up. This is not optimal, but it was an expected compromise. You might also like Tecno Spark 5.
The Pouvoir 4 comes with Android 9 Pie-based HIOS 5.5, with the possibility of an Android 10 update. The software, unfortunately, comes with massive bloatware, anything preloaded app to system ads that seem to pop up everywhere a little too often. It might feel frustrating but there are options within the system to turn them off. It is decently optimized, but it still takes some getting used to. The sensors are not fast, especially the face unlocks which fail to recognize the face regularly.
For the price it offers, the Tecno Pouvoir 4 is still a great device, despite its software bloatware. If offers a decent camera, a capable entry-level chipset, and great battery life. That on top of the modern-looking design, it does make a case for itself that is worth considering.
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